FDA expands recall of common blood pressure medication

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One of the biggest medicine recalls just got bigger.Valsartan, a prescription medication commonly used to treat blood pressure issues and heart failure, is now under a worldwide recall.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the drug contains a cancer-causing chemical called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is toxic to the liver and other organs.The FDA’s recall list now includes the following:Now, the recall has gone global with the FDA adding new manufacturers to the list:Valsartan - Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.Valsartan - Major PharmaceuticalsValsartan - Prinston - Pharmaceutical Inc.Valsartan – AvKAREValsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) - Remedy RepackValsartan - A-S Medication Solutions LLCValsartan - Bryant Ranch Prepack,...

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FDA expands recall of common blood pressure medication

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